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NT Is Just As Popular As Ever

Did you know that just as many businesses run NT 4 today as a year ago?

I didn't know for sure, but I surmised it. It seems, according Gregg Keizer in his article for Techweb news "NT's Retirement Opens Windows For Linux," that Forrester Research shows that people aren't moving off Windows NT Server 4.0.

What makes this interesting is that support for 4.0 is expiring on December 31, 2004. That's right, NT 4.0, by the time you read this is DEAD. Long Live NT 4.0.

Now, I am not, nor have I ever been a fan of Server 2000. Active Directory is such total overkill for the majority of installations as to make the implementation of this version of Microsoft's money train painful. Server 2003 is a vast improvement, but I'm still not sold.

How many people really run multiple domains? And with broadband what it is today, is it really necessary to run separate networks at each satellite office? Granted, in this scenario, NT 4.0 did not shine. In fact, it was awful. It was convoluted. It was slow in authenticating. It was not well thought out.

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